Movies like The Method 2005

In Madrid seven candidates report for a job interview that uses "the Grönholm method" of selection, as protestors rise up in public protest in the street over the IMF-World Bank Summit attempting globalisation of workers' unions.

If you already watched and love The Method, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Method.

1 Blindness 2008

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Fernando Meirelles

Writers:

José Saramago (novel), Don McKellar (screenplay)

Countries:

Brazil, Canada, Japan
6.6

2 Open Your Eyes 1997

A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Countries:

Spain, France, Italy
7.8

3 Good Bye Lenin! 2003

An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy whose mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happened (as she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid shocking her which could lead to another heart attack.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Wolfgang Becker

Writers:

Bernd Lichtenberg, Achim von Borries (collaborator on screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.7

4 The Bothersome Man 2006

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Jens Lien

Writer:

Per Schreiner

Countries:

Iceland, Norway
7.3

5 Lovers Of The Arctic Circle 1998

Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (Círculo polar) where the day never ends in the midnight sun. There are things that never end, and Love is one of them.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Julio Medem

Writer:

Julio Medem

Countries:

Finland, France, Spain
7.7

6 Man Facing Southeast 1986

A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is himself unhappy, and affected by the patient's insight. But he is ordered to treat the patient according to institutional procedure.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Eliseo Subiela

Writer:

Eliseo Subiela

Country:

Argentina
7.7

7 The Sea Inside 2004

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay), Mateo Gil (screenplay)

Countries:

Spain, France, Italy
8

8 The Apartment 1996

A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, Max catches a glimpse of the great lost love of his life, reviving his wanderlust and sending him off on a chase of the elusive Lisa, whom he had overheard suggesting to a friend that her lover, Daniel, had killed someone for her. Soon, Max is trying to unravel the mystery behind the suspicious death of Daniel's wife, which he hopes will lead him closer to Lisa.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Romance

Director:

Gilles Mimouni

Writer:

Gilles Mimouni

Countries:

France, Spain, Italy
7.4

9 The Best Offer 2013

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Giuseppe Tornatore

Writer:

Giuseppe Tornatore (story and screenplay)

Country:

Italy
7.8

10 The Unknown Woman 2006

Irena, a Ukrainian woman coming to Italy looking for a job as a maid. She does everything she to become a beloved nanny for an adorable little girl Thea. However, that is just the very beginning of her unknown journey.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Giuseppe Tornatore

Writers:

Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, France
7.4

11 Fermat's Room 2007

Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Country:

Spain
6.7

12 Talk To Her 2002

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Country:

Spain
7.9

13 My Brother Is An Only Child 2007

Accio and Manrico are working class brothers who live in Italy in the 1960s. While his brother becomes drawn into left-wing politics, Accio, the hotheaded younger brother, is taken under the wing of a market trader and while under his influence, joins the Fascist party. Accio ("Bully") is a nickname he is proud of because it makes him seem tough. Manrico and their sister Violetta are alarmed to hear their brother listening to Benito Mussolini's speeches in his room. Manrico often physically torments his brother, including stuffing his head in the barrel under the drain pipe of their house.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Daniele Luchetti

Writers:

Antonio Pennacchi (novel), Daniele Luchetti (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

France, Italy
7.1

14 Mondays In The Sun 2002

After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and the unofficial leader of the group. A court case hangs over him relating to a shipyard lamp he smashed during protest against the closure. José is bitter that his wife, Ana, is employed when he is not. The gap between them is widening and he is fearful that she will leave him for a co-worker. Despite arthritic legs, Ana endures night shifts at a fish factory and thinks her looks are now lost. Not everyone seems to agree including her boss. Lino, an aging family man doggedly pursuing positions beyond his qualifications. The oldest member of the group, Amador, has degenerated into alcoholism after being abandoned by his wife; maintaining an increasingly transparent pretense that his wife will soon return from holiday.

Genre:

Drama

Countries:

Spain, France, Italy
7.6

15 Thesis 1996

While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay), Alejandro Amenábar (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Spain
7.4

16 The Miracle Of P. Tinto 1998

Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world. Years of trying, however, have left them with nothing but a pair of extraterrestrial midgets living in the spare bedroom. When they decide to try adoption, a series of misroutings and chance encounters results in an escaped adult mental patient arriving at their door with adoption papers in hand. P. Tinto and Olivia accept this without question and welcome him in as their son. Can this family arrangement work?

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Javier Fesser

Country:

Spain
7.1

17 Loft 2008

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Erik Van Looy

Writer:

Bart De Pauw (screenplay)

Country:

Belgium
7.3

18 The Ax 2005

A chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Costa-Gavras

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (novel), Costa-Gavras (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Belgium, France, Spain
7.4

19 Intimate Stories 2002

Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Carlos Sorin

Writer:

Pablo Solarz

Countries:

Argentina, Spain
7.4

20 Almost Love 2006

Ji-Hwan (Kwon Sang-Woo) and Dal-Rae (Kim Ha-Neul) are old friends and they have grown up in the same neighborhood. Ji-Hwan admires Hong Kong movie star "Jacky Chan" and wants to be a world action star. Dal-Rae has a desire to be an actress. They always bear grudges against each other with their private weak parts, and they quarrel everyday, however they are great friends who care for each other. One day, Dal-Rae goes out with Young-Hoon who is in the same Taekwondo group as Ji-Hwan. Young-Hoon is a student representative of the department as well as an all-round athlete. Ji-hwan is also dating a girl, Ji-Min, a gorgeous glamour girl who has a well-shaped figure. It seems that there would be no problem between the good friends Ji-Hwan and Dal-Rae, but somehow a strange atmosphere arises after they start seeing someone else. Everybody knows it is more than just a friendship, except Ji-Hwan and Dal-Rae.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Han Lee

Writer:

Han Lee

Country:

South Korea
6.5

21 Crimen Ferpecto 2004

A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain.

Genres:

Thriller, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writers:

Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay) (as Jorge Guerricaechevarria), Álex de la Iglesia (screenplay) (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Country:

Spain
7.1

22 Common Wealth 2000

Julia, a real estate agent, finds an enormous amount of money hidden in a dead man's apartment, a stroke of luck that will force her to face the wrath of the very peculiar inhabitants of the condominium, headed by an unscrupulous administrator.

Genres:

Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writers:

Jorge Guerricaechevarría (as Jorge Guerricaecheverria), Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Country:

Spain
7.3

23 The Nine Lives Of Tomas Katz 2000

The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Director:

Ben Hopkins

Writers:

Thomas Browne, Rob Cheek (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom
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